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of wind. >> what's remarkable about this is virtually throughout the rest of the fairgrounds, the midway particularly, there were no damages to structures there. >> reporter: the crowd had been warned thunderstorms were approaching, that they may have to evacuate. still, the same announcer said concert organizers hoped the show would go on, so many stayed put. two minutes later, just before 9:00 p.m., i iwas too late. the funnel cloud came in and all of a sudden it started twirling around. and next thing i looked over my shoulder, and the stand started coming town. >> reporter: the fair was closed as osha and the state fire marshal investigated, looking into how safely that steel skaflding was constructed. this was the stage an hour before the collapse. officials everyone cyst no one could have foreseen the tragedy. some who were there aren't so sure. in the pandemonium there were countless acts of bravery. many in the audience trying to lift debris off their fellow
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hoosiers. 12,000 fans had been waiting to sesethe country music duo sugar land. soon after, a posting on the baba's website was simply titled "your prayers needed." the national weather service confirms that the fair staff contacted them four times between 5:30 and 8:00 at night and the audience was told severe weather was coming through. but because they were not ordered into a shelter, many felt like it was a bit of a mixed message. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >> awful story. in other news now, two people are dead after a small plane crash in alaska. the cessna took off from the town off mcgrath on saturday night and went down in rough terrain. two teachers and two children from a remote alaskan village managed to survive, however, the pilot and one teacher were both killed. switching to politics, president obama heads to the midwest today trying to counter some of the negative buzz being generated by the republican presidential candidates. and one of those candidates, congresswoman michele bachmann, has gained some major momentum
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with a win in the iowa straw poll. abc's david kerley reports. >> reporter: it really was a pretty amazing weekend. a complete reset of the republican race for the white house. with michele bachmann winning that straw poll, she won it strong enough that tim pawlenty pulled out. bachmann has on a tv victory lap of sorts sunday after winning the big straw poll in iowa. >> obama is my strategy. i intend to be the nominee of the republican party and to take him on and to defeat him in 2012. >> reporter: but it wasn't really the straw poll that reshaped the race as much as texas governor rick perry declaring his candidacy. he will challenge bachmann for the social conservative vote. >> and with your help, with the grace of god, we will get america workingagain. >> reporter: iowa is about to be crowded. coming up, a terrible week of wngrades and dow gyrations. president obama is ready to punch back against the republicans as he hit the campaign trail. it will be minnesota today and then mr. obama heads into iowa for a bus tour. in fact, he will be crisscrossing the state in his
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bus at the exact same time that rick perry is cruising the iowa interstates in his own bus. >> this isis president who needs to get back on his feet, change the discussion, change the focus from all the things that washington is doing wrong and take it directly out to the people. >> reporter: this is a new gallup poll, shows the president's approval rating has dropped below 40% for the first time during his presidency. only 39% of those polled approve of the job the president is doing. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> even though we've got those low approval numbers for the president he's still pretty popular in camden falls, minnesota. more than 1,000 people stood in line to get tickets to see the president. he's going to get a warm reception there, you would think. >> he has a lot of convincing to do. poll numbers have dropped too. it's been a brutal couple of months in washington. focusisi on the republicans and bachmann and perry. >> it's all about the economy right now. that's what they're talking about. >> will be until next november, that's for sure. we'll see where it goes, getting
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interesting. the weather, always interesting as well. here's your monday forecast now. after a weekend of record downpours, the northeast gets a few more inches of rain. a wet one in new york the last 24 hours. showers and thunderstorms for much of florida, new orleans and houston. also some rain in the rockies. severe storms with hail in the dakotas and showers around seattle. >> 90 in billings. 88 in salt lake city. 75 in portland. sounds nice. 80s in the twin cities, chicago and detroit. 78 here in new york. very rainy. 88 in atlanta. 94 in new orleans. new orleans. >> the southern drawl, new orleans. all right, golf's last major tournament of the year was one full of firsts. tour rookie keegan bradley was five shots off the lead at the pga championship with three holes to go. >> and that is when jason upton decided to throw the lead away with a monumental meltdown. he and bradley needed three extra playoff holes to decide the winner. >> that is when bradley took
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control in his first-ever major. keegan bradley wins the title by one stroke. >> wow. >> man, big money, big win, at a very young age. and get this one. tiger woods missed the cut and finished out of the top 100 in a major for the first time ever. >> talk about a dude who's not having a good couple of weeks either. his endorsement deals are dropping left and right. he can't get a break. >e can't get a deal, he's not the same athlete he was. >> where's the tiger in tiger woods right now? >> lots of theories on that one. we'll be back with m more "worl news now" right after this.
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i'm going to do it, rob, i'm going to do it. >> go for it. here we go. >> it takes a confident lady to claim. ♪ i'm every woman >> oh, yeah. >> ears are bleeding. here's the problem. confidence what is many women and girls lack when it comes to their bodies. >> of course that has a lot to do with how women are portrayed in the media. a new website seeks to change perceptions about what is real. abc's meg oliver has the details. >> reporter: these are the images of women we are bombarded by every day. impossibliblely slim. impeccablely toned. these are images of real women with real bodies. size 6, size 10, size 12. >> it's good, it's a step in the right direction and it's showing people what an average woman would look like, what real
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bodies are like. and they can still be beautiful. >> these are probably more realistic, average women that one sees on the streets that maybe just don't have that super-skinny aspect that certainly runway models have. >> reporter: these real women are posting images of themselves on a new website. mybodygallery.com. the goal, to provide a database of what real bodies look like. >> the thing that's great about this website is that they can get an accurate picture what was they look like. and most girls who try it out are actually wrong, by the way. they think they're fatter than they are. >> reporter: women, we all know, may lie about their sizes. those we know because they're famous and those we know in real life. experts say this has skewed our perception of what a normal body looks like. >> we're completely confused about what's normal-looking. i think there are a range of body types out there. but there's a very narrow definition of beauty in our media. >> reporter: the website provides anonymity in order to ensure honesty and lets you
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search by size, weight or height to see what a woman your size really looks like. women often leave comments about their issues as well. one writes, i am almost 60 years old and have spent a lifetime not being happy with the way i look. another writes, i too have a turbulent relationship with my body. >> this is a pretty good website. especially if it's to help girls out there just to see what kind of body types are out there. i wouldn't mind posting a picture myself if it contributes to that. >> here's something interesting about this website. okay, no, i'm not going to sing again. here's the interesting part about it is that the overwhelming majority of these pictures, they're anonymous, but some women posted their own names and are like, here i am. love all of this, this curve nashsness. curvaciousness. >> i r rlly want you to sing again but we're out of time. coming up next, high-profile coupleth with new bundles of joy. celebrity baby boom. >> loads of babies. is jennifer aniston putting more skin in "the skinny"?
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stay tuned. you love that, i know you do. i know i barely ever talk to you guys, sometimes i don't know how. i still need you. now, more than ever.
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. and speaking of skinny. >> we have a lot to get to. >> storks working overtime in hollywood and new york. talk about babies. hilary duff, who we agreed would still seem like a kid to us, she's pregnant. cash warren and jessica alba who you like so much, she just had a baby. and tina fey, congratulations, penelope athena joins big sister alice. >> a lot of baby news. we have a lot of wedding news as well. a lot of folks tying the knot. from "the view," joy behar who's been with herman steve for 29 years. i'm not getting married, there's no point, she got married on friday. the next day, sherri shepherd, co-host on "the view," she gets married to television writer lamar sally in her hometown of chicago. on top of that, brooke burke and who i think is one of the hottest women on the planet,
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"dancing with the stars," yes, she got married to david shar vet. sheaf been engaged for several years, have two kids together. she's married. tara reid, shockingly, stayed sober long enough to exchange vows with somebody. >> that's just mean. >> it would be funny if it. she got engaged to a danish businessman named michael. heather locklear, she got engaged to actor and singer jack wagner who you may remember from "melrose place." >> singing to her she's all he needs. they go to the same hairdresser. >> are you going to sing this song? >> i'm not going to sing anymore. i'm going to talk about pippa middleton's butt. >> let's discuss that, get into that. >> stop the train. that butt, that butt you see right there that got her so famous, might be padded. >> what? scandal. really? >> yes, yes. they are questioning whether that's actually pippa's real
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bootyliciousness. you care to differ with her bootyliciousness. >> i just think there are better booties. i don't know why everyone's going gaga over this one with j. lo and beyonce around. >> she's the princess of booty over there. there's an entire facebook page devoted to her butt. >> i don't get it. >> see? >> that's nothing special. and now it may not even be real. >> right, well, according to her it's all pilates. according to very mean people in england it's all the padding. >> who's reporting? is this a prude or rumors out there? >> i don't know who's reporting. is that important? >> it's rumors at this point. >> what's aweweme is they're questioning whether her butt is padded. >> i love it. all things must come down. last thing here. ben stiller actually has a very cool charitable organization devoted to schools around the country. he figures, how do i get people to donate to this thing? he's calling it the jennifer aniston naked foundation which is how you can look for it on
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facebook or the website. he figures that is a charitable cause. >> rob's g g his checkbook out. >> i will give every dime i have to that cause. hó
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. gary jeer i don't dawn know, held in the disappearance of robyn gardner inin aruba, is he in court today. as the fighting between libyan forces and rebels heats up, there are now reports moammar gadhafi and anti-government leaders are negotiating. gadhafi though denies any talks. ousted egyptian leader hosni mubarak returns to court today. he's charged in the killing of anti-government protesters. there's that thing? >> a little demonstration right here. this is how you get welcomed to this show. it's our favorite -- a little slow -- favorite story of the day. >> do it again, do it again. >> this is our -- beautiful --
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story of the day. >> i got this thing. >> y y're in shape now. >> this is a pretty easy one because a bunch of co-workers north of the border win the lottery at just the right time. it's awesome. dan kloeffler reports. >> reporter: the chances of smiling on the same day you lose your job are probably about the same as, well, winning the lottery. but for this group of 18 assemblymen, the odds weren their favor. >> i was in disbelief for about 20 minutes. >> i'm still shaking. >> reporter: for five years, these workers pooled their cash for a weekly lottery ticket hoping to strike it rich. on wednesday, the day of the drawinin a bombshell from their employer. the plant was shutting down and they'd be without a job within weeks. but just as reality was hitting them, a stroke of luck. their weekly quick pick ticket matched every number for that day's drawing. a $7 million payout. trumped the news they were all getting pinkslips, each man losing their job. but walking away with nearly
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$400,000 each. not a bad severance package. >> getting told to go home doesn't set a great tone as well. since what's happened, nothing but smiles as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: the obvious, paying off bills and booking vacations, are in their futures. but after losing their livelihoods these men are finding on fresh start in their winnings. >> i'm going to take this opportunity and actually better myself and then move forward into something i would like to do. >> 24 hours ago would have been anan extravagant 18-year-old scotch, which now for the rest of my life will probably be something that i'll never touch again. because it's not good enough. >> reporter: dan kloeffler, abc news, new york. >> get your drink on. >> have the scotch, literally, drink on, brother, drink on. >> $5. can we spend it all on starbucks? >> get that packck of gum you'd always dreamed of. >> what would you do with $1 million?
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>> i wouldn't work in the middle of the night. >> i would. we're going into overtime.
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[boy singing indistinctly, drums and guitar playing] announcer: the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child's life. this morning on "world news now," heating up. a republican heavy hitter enters the race as another one backs out, turning iowa and minnesota into political battlegrounds. >> even the president is campaigning today, even though the election is more than a year away. it's monday, august 15th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm diana alvear and it's good to be here with you, rob, in person. >> filling in for the week. many of you have seen her many, many reports for abc news. she's filling in on the desk this week and still awake so i'm very impressed. having fun? >> having a great time. >> very cool, there we go.
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after last week's onstage sparring match and michele bachmann's big straw poll win, her fellow ---en tim pawlenty is out of there. his poll numbers have hit an all-time low. not a good few weeks for the president. also this half hour, a very sad story. the search for answers after this weekend's stage collapse at the indiana state fair. later on, the big debate over decency. a gigantic statue of marilyn monroe i iin the middldlof the debate. people either love or hate what this really is supposed to be, whoa, a big tribute to the actress, underwear and all. out there in chicago. >> glad you like it. >> not me, not me. first, two of the hottest stars in republican politics were campaigning at the same event last night in iowa. texas governor rec perry just got into the race this weekend. >> shaking things up. and michele bachmann was the
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winner of a key test vote of iowa voters. president obama meanwhile is also heading to iowa later this week to try to shore up his political fortunes. abc's david kerley reports. >> god bless america, we love you! >> reporter: michele bachmann took a tv victory lap after winning iowa's straw poll. >> obama is my strategy. i intend to be the nominee of the republican party and to take him on and to defeat him in 2012. >> reporter: but it wasn't the straw poll that reshaped this race. as much as -- >> washington, d.c. is broken. >> reporter: texas governor rick perry declaring his candidacy. perry will now challenge bachmann for the social conservative vote. >> with your help, with the grace of god, we will get america working again. >> reporter: in fact, in waterloo, perry's first iowa appearance as a candidate. that's bachmann's hometown. to defend her territory she changed her schedule. stopping at the same dinner. >> it's almost uncanny that we
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are having a battle of waterloo. because in the end, only one of these folks is going to be able to survive. >> reporter: iowa is about to get crowded. coming off a terrible week of downgrades and dow gyrations, president obama is now ready to punch back against the republicans as he hits the campaign trail too. >> over the coming weeks i'll put forward more proposals to help our businesses hire andnd create jobs, and i won't stop until every american who wants a job can find one. >> reporter: minnesota for mr. obama, then an iowa bus tour. in fact, he'll be crisscrossing the state at the exact same time that rick perry is cruising the iowa interstates in his own bus. >> this is a president who needs to get back on his feet, change the discussion, change the focus from all the things that washington is doing wrong and take it directly out to the people. >> reporter: this is a new gallup poll, shows that the president's approval rating has dropped below 40% for the first time during his presidency.
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only 39% of those polled approve of the job the president is doing. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> interesting numbers there too. back in my the approval rating was at 53%. now at 39%. you can see that economic debate in d.c., how it really pummeled his numbers there. >> the polls don't always tell the whole story. there were lines and lines of people in cannon falls, minnesota, waiting to see the president. he clearly still has some appeal. >> an uphill battle. we'll see how it all plays out. things are just getting interesting. more political news now. there was actually a security scare at the office of republican house speaker john boehner in ohio on sunday. a vigilant police officer called in the bomb squad to investigate three suspicious packages there and robots eventually blew them up. turns out there were only papers inside, no explosives. boehn boehner's office would not even confirm whether the speaker was in o oo at the time. >>. the indiana state fair reopens this morning with a ceremony to
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remember those who died in saturday's accident. the rigging and lighting system covering the stage tilted forward and fell onto the crowded front rows following a burst of wind. abc's t.j. winick has more details on the accident and the investigation. >> reporter: a violent blast of wind turned a night of music into a night of screams. thousands of people gathered for a concert at the indiana state fair, stared in disbelief as a sudden gust of wind blew down the huge stage knocking tens of thousands of pounds to the ground in a mammoth crash. >> it took about five seconds and it was ground. >> you see it, it happens, and you ask did it really happen? >> reporter: tons of wreckage toppled in the heat, trapping some in the audience. horrifiedd spectators tried wit bare hands to free those pinned. >> people rushed to move the chairs out of the way that were
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blocking access to picking up the debris and started trying to lift the stage. >> reporter: emergency crews were quickly on-scene, racing more than 40 victims to the hospital. the fatal gust preceded a very dicted storm but was apparently a freak currence. >> this was an isolated significant wind gust. >> reporter: the tragedy sparked spontaneous heroism and generosity. >> nurses, emts, doctors came, to state police to fire department, what can we do to help? >> individual hoosiers ran to the trouble, not from the trouble. >> reporter: investigatorses are now under way into how safely the stage was constructed and into whether storm warnings should have prompted an evacuation. t.j. winick, abc news. >> such a sad story. there's a memorial planned at the fairground today and there was a memorial last night in chicago for one of the victims. 29-year-old christina santiago. she was a volunteer leader, very well respected, very much missed. very sad about that. >> a heart-breaking story.
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really was a fluke no, way they could have predicted it, a freak occurrence of mother nature. >> tragedy nonetheless. >> thoughts and prayers with those impacted. a remote alaskan village is in mourning after a d ddly plane crash. the small plane took off from mcgrath on saturday night, carrying all three teachers from the village along with two of their children. the pilot andnd one of the teachers were killed when the plane went down in the wilderness. here's something you don't hear every day. a 94-year-old ohio woman woke up yesterday to find a deflated blimp in her backyard. fierce winds ripped the 128-foot airship from its moorings at a columbus airport. it landed two miles away in a suburban neighborhood. the homeowner said she thought the loud bang she heard in the middle of the night until a policeman woke her up on sunday morning and she saw the remnants of the blimp. a maryland man detained in aruba in connection with the disappearance of his traveling companion is due back in court today. he will ask the judge to hold
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gary jeer 84 dawn know for eight more days while police gather evidence. giordano told police robyn gardner disappeared while the two of them were snorkeling. a boy scout is back with his family after he lost his way during a camping trip and vanished in a utah forest. but his survival skills kicked in and he managed to get through the night alone in the dark, frigid woods. more from abc's dan kloeffler. >> reporter: at 12 years old, jared ropaletto has enough real-lififexperience to write a field survival guide. after getting separated from his troop friday jared had to fend for himself. as he based the dark unknown into the night, dozens of searchers spent friday on foot, horse, and atv. finally getting their break saturday morning. >> got him. >> reporter: ending the scout's confusing and frightening wander in the w wds that started when he took the wrong path on his way to camp. >> i got onto a hill.
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when i know i was really lost because i was far away from the lake and i had no idea where i was. and that's pretty much where i got freaked out. >> reporter: as he wandered nearly four miles away from camp, amazingly the forest came to life. >> i turned the corner of a tre and a moose and its baby moose was right there. >> reporter: like a scene from a movie. two towering moose and one scared little boy. >> i think i spooked it and then it took like a stomp at me. that's when i started backing up slow. then once i got behind a hihi, i kind of started to run. >> reporter: safely from the protective mother and her calf. jared hunkered down for the night. >> did you have to sleep on the ground? >> i dug a hole in the ground, kind of. piling me up with some leaves. >> reporter: shortly after daybreak he heard shouts of his name. his nightmare ended and relief for his family.
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back home, neighbors, balloons, posters and notes of love surrounded this brave 12-year-old. and of course boundless hugs from mom. >> i'm happier than i think i've ever been. because i was probably as scared as i'd ever been. >> i always thought that i was going to be found. and i kept saying my prayers that i would. >> reporter: dan kloeffler, abc news, new york. >> such a brave boy. >> very lucky, very brave. those boy scout survival kills put to the test. >> when asked if he'd go camping again he said, yeah, i'd go camping. he's going to be on "good morning america" this morning. a rare snowfall has turned the new zealand capital into a winter wonderland. a few inches of snow that will in welling ton since yesterday turned out to be the most that see has seen in 30 years. the snow along with heavy rain and high winds interrupted mail delivery and triggered road
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closures. here's a look at your weather. strong storms with gusty winds in the dakotas and the kansas city area. heavy thunderstorms across much of the rockies. more drenching rain and flooding from new england down to north carolina. showers and thunderstorms along much of the gulf coast. >> 94 in new orleans. 82 in baltimore. 71 in boston. indianapolis 78. chicago 80. triple digits in the dallas and phoenix. 90 in albuquerque. 88 in salt lake city. all right, i'm a massive nerd and i love this story. you're going to get your geek on. ohio state university in columbus is the scene of the u.s. national rubic's cube competition. >> have you ever done it? >> when i move the stickers. >> more than 200 people have been fighting for the championship title, twisting the cube into all those colors. line up while blindfolded. >> the competition is going into the wee hours and organizers say winning times get faster and faster each year because of new techniques and technology. that sounds like cheating.g.
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this year's best time, under 10 seconds. i don't believe that. >> i've never done the rubic's cube. even to this day. >> after that, a simon says competition. >> oh, here we go. you ar little geeky. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." [ male announcer ] meet rachel and annie. we asked them to be part of an experiment to prove febreze air effects eliminates tough cooking odors. [ facilitator ] take a deep breath, tell me what you smell. it's grassy. it's green. it smells like fresh wood. like a latte. [ facilitator ] go ahead and take your blindfolds off. oh my goodness. are you serious? wow. i think my nose touched that. [ facilitator ] ok, rachel, annie. wow. [ male announcer ] eliminate tough odors with febreze air effects so you can breathe happy guaranteed.
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♪ we know how to do it >> i like that, that's smooth. from "night fever" to food cravings. you told me you never pass up a chance to talk about food. >> not on this show, no, no, we have lots of food on the set here the last couple of weeks.
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this morning we're taking a look at what's on your plate. >> kind of scary. linsey davis tells us how you can fight your o o mindless eating. >> reporter: in your kitchen, in your cupboard, on your table. our homes are filled with hidden eating traps. consumer psychologist brian wansing says once you know what they are, you can start eating less and healthier. line of sight is important? >> incredibly important. it's not just the cupboard about the the refrigerator. you want the first thing you see to be the healthiest thing you want to eat. otherwise here's what them thinking. >> reporter: we're three times more likely to take the first thing we see. based on his studies people who use 12-inch plates instead of 10-inch plates pile on 23% more food. >> almost all americans, we're members of the clean plate club. >> reporter: the typical person eats 92% of whatever they serve themselves. he says americans eat with their eyes, not their stomachs.
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>> french people say they knew they're through when they're no longer hungry. chicagoans said they're through eating when their plate was empty. >> reporter: think you're getting more value out of that bigger box? you're likely getting bigger portions too. he says people tend to pour 20% more out of big cereal boxes. want to wash breakfast down? use a skinny glass. people pour 30% to 32% more in short, wide glasses than tall, inny glasses. >> you still think you're getting full. because in your mind you're eating a full plate of food, a full bull of cereal, drinking a full glass of juice. really, in reality, you're eating, drinking about 20% less. >> reporter: wansing says when it comes to eating less it's easier to change your environment than to change your mind. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i think it's funny people have to play those kind of mind games with themselves to avoid grabbing the bag of chips. >> i've got to be honest i was thinking about a big bowl of
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fruity pebbles that entire time. >> i'm serving some good stuff. come on, those look like small portions. >> oh, look at you. you finally put a tier. it's nice to see you class up the place. when we come back this morning, a huge, huge tribute to marilyn monroe. >> the gigantic statue has led to an even bigger debate over decency. you're watching "world news now." i had to stop going to communitcollege becae 'cause mmom was unable needed te to work. becae i was older. my mom sat me , andshe told me t my job to be theman of the hous. her dream for me is to goback th what i started. i needed to hear tha i found out abouthe fedel ent aid progm through my english teacher. she ld me, "jared, this is whau need to do."
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i filled o the application. when i first heard the news that i received money, i ran downstairs and i showed my moer, and she was hay she stard crying, but when i saw her crying i arted crying. my goal is to finish college and gemy degree in journalism. my name is jared,and this is my. federal student aid ha more than 150 billion dollars to help you pay for college. you know a lot about the city of chicago. used to live there, of course. >> the bears. >> the bears, the windy city, the bears and also now home of a somewhat controversial attraction this suddenlier. >> that's right. a statue of marilyn monroe in her most famous pose, you know the one on the sewer grate. chris bury tells us some say she's showing a little too much
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marilyn. >> reporter: in a sweltering chicago summeme she is making things even hotter. 17 tons of sex appeal, towering 26 feet above michigan avenue. marilyn monroe is still turning heads. >> it's gorgeous. >> oh, it's awesome. >> reporter: but the giant recreation of that iconic skirt-billowing scene from "seven-year itch" is raising eyebrows by revealing too much marilyn. this cheesy pose proving irresistible for men such as doug moses. his wife of 41 years not amused. >> i'm an elementary school teacher and i find it offensive. >> there's no getting around the fact that there's a sexual image. of all the images we can choose from why do we still keep coming up with that? >> some like it hot, of course, and see no harm in this big and brazen attempt to attract more tourists. >> because it's so funny that we can actually see the underwear. >> reporter: do you think it's a little tacky?
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>> no, i like it. >> reporter: the scene has caused a stir from the day it was filmed. an outraged joe dimaggio, then marilyn's husband, stormed off the set. soon after, they split. decades after, it still causes stares and leers. we caught you looking up her skirt. >> yeah. >> reporter: still smitten with the sexy star and symbol who always seemed so much larger than life. chris bury, abc news, chicago. >> i want to know what marilyn would think of the statue. >> she would love it. she wasn't exactly bashful. chicago is a cool town. i'm surprised people are that uptight about this giant bloomers. >> she's going to end up with like a bears t-shirt. >> this is our facebook question of the day. it's getting a lot of response. this apparently advice polarizing. if you want to chime in,
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can you actually get arrested for popping -- >> why was this dude popping baba pimples at mcdonalds? >> why do yoyodo that? >> how do you physically do it? why do you do it at mcdonald's? why not the privacy of the bathroom or whatever? >> would you like fries with isn't it. >> oh, man. there's nothing to say. >> my very first morning papers. >> welcome, serious network news. you've got it all done. this is an amazing story from the new york times in the big apple. apparently there's construction workers, 9:00 over the weekend, they discovered the elevator they're in, it's not going to happen. they go down to the basement where it poured in manhattan over the weekend. the basement is filled with water because there was a big leak. this elevator, thatter about to drown. they get the cell phone to call the fire department. by the time the fire department rescued them from this submerged
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shaft the wear was up on their necks, they were standing on plastic crates. >> i heard was sewer water, too. in parts of west texas, this is what it's come to. they're going to start recycling sewer water into drinking water. that's right. okay, look. construction recently began on a $13 million water reclamation -- pimples and the sewage, what the heck? how did i end up with the short straw here. anyways, they say according to these people, it's fine, it tastes good, you'll be all good. >> this is not the first time they're doing this but the first time in this part of the country, sewage water into drinking water. >> you know, there's been a drought there. you know, kind of drastic measures. i'm sticking with bottled water. >> crappy solution to the probobm, i don't care. a woman was trying to joke with her boyfriend by waking him up with fireworks, they'd been drinking the night before. >> they'd been drinking, really? >> lit it on fire and lost three
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this morning on "world news now," safety questions about a tragedy at the indiana state fair. a fatal stage collapse is now being blamed on a powerful wind gust. >> at least five people are dead and critics want to know if anything could have been done to prevent this disaster. it's monday, august 15th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, everybody. i'm m b nelson. we have some new blood at the desk today. diana alvear joining us. welcome. >> thank you, so good to be here. be here for a while. >> familiar face, people know you, you've been doing a lot of reporting for abc. >> three years.
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three years reporting for you all. >> royal weddings, you do it all. >> finally i'm working with rob. >> there you go, overnight welcome, welcome. >> thank you. when the state fair reopens today in indianapolis there will be a memorial to pay tribute to the victims. one young woman from chicago was remembered last night. >> horrible story that was. also ahead this half hour, the same school system that actually calls that collapse in indiana forced a blimp to crash in a backyard in ohio. the 94-year-old homeowner needless to say had quite a surprise. later this half hour our take on one of the most talked about movies of the summer "the help." stay tuned for "insomniac theate theater". the under governor said that sudden gust of wind was a fluke no one could have predicted. >> some wonder whether the area should have been evacuated at the first sign of bad weather.
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>> reporter: friends and co-workers gathered in chicago to remember 29-year-old christina santiago. she was at the indiana state fair waiting for sugar land to perform when that stage collapsed saturday night. >> she was a brilliant person. everything about her was billl adjacent. >> reporter: the fair was closed in mourning sunday as officials began their investigation. how safely was the steel scaffolding constructed? should the croro have been evacuated? they had been warned there was a possibility, due to thunderstorms approaching. and in a flash, it happened. >> next thing i looked over my shouldld and the stands started coming down. i heard people screaming, yelling. the funnel cloud kept on going, moving trash cans and everything else. >> saw people running. next thing you know, you lookk back and there's people underneath the stage trying to get out. >> reporter: thousands gathered at the fairgrounds were sunned as the sudden powerful wind gust blew down the huge stage, sending g metal, lights and sou equipment crashing down on concertgoers. >> this was an isolated, significant wind gust. >> reportete then chaos
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screaming, people running for shelter. others racing to help those pinned beneath the mangled stage. five people were killed, dozens more injured. sugar land canceled their show sunday at the iowa state fair. when the indiana state fair reopens monday, there will be a public memorial to honor all the victims. larry jacobs, abc news. >> organizers of the event did have some sense the weather was getting rough. it was certainly not a stable weather system. they contacted the national weather service four times before that wind gust struck and knocked down that same. >> the problem we heard from a lot of the fairgoers was that they didn't do a mandatory evacuation, they basically said we're going to have bad weather. but a lot of people stuck around because they wanted to see sugar land. it's so sad. >> unanswered questions too. investigations will continue throughout the weeee in related news those fierce winds from that same storm system ripped a blimp from its moorings several hundred miles to the east. the 128-foot airship was tethered a the an air field in columbus, ohio. it landed in the backyard of 94-year-old lillian burnhagen.
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she thought that loud bang she heard in theheiddle of the night was lightning until the policeman woke her up sunday morning. >> i came to my big window there and looked out first and saw all of this and i said, wow, i didn't'think it was anything this big. >> the blimp was being used to advertise a brand of vodka. lilliaiasaid she might need a drink herself after that ordeal. fortunately, though, the accident caused minimal damage to her house and backyard. turning to politics this morning the president's approval rating has hit a new low. according to a new gallup poll just 39% of those polled in gallup's daily tracking survey say they approve of the president's job performance. 54% disapprove. compare that to a few months ago back in may. 53% approved of the president't work while 41% disapproved. on the republican side, michele bachmann campaigns today in iowa after winning a key test vote in the state over the weekend.
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the results of the straw poll were not such good news for another candidate who's decided to drop out. abc's tahman bradley reports on who's in and who's out. >> reporter: the field of candidates seeking the republican nomination for president just got smaller. after a disappointing showing this weekend in iowa, tim pawlenty in an exclusive interview on abc's "this week" announced he's dropping out. >> we needed to get some lift to continue on and to have a pathway forward. that didn't happen. so i'm announcing this morning on your show that i'm going to be ending my campaign for president. >> reporter: the former minnesota governor's run got off to a s sggish start. with little name recognition and little star power, pawlenty had trouble gaining attention and raising money. his campaign staked everything on a strong showing at saturday's iowa straw poll. it didn't happen. he finished third. >> what i brought forward i thought was a rational, established, credible, strong record of results based on
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experience governing -- two-term governor of a blue state. but i think the audience, so to speak, was looking for something different. >> reporter: pawlenty was eclipsed by a fellow minnesotan, congresswoman michele bachmann, a tea party star bauk man's strength in the race hurt pawlenty's hope to emerge as the waste alternative to the front-runner mitt romney. pawlenty was also hurt by texas governor rick perry's high-profile entrance into the race. >> america is not broken. washington, d.c. is broken. >> reporter: pawlenty made john mccain's short list for the republican vice presidential nominee in 2008. asked if he would consider joining the nominee in 2012 on the ticket pawlenty said he's been down that road before and he's not considering it. >> what a difference a weekend makes, huh? perry steps in, pawlenty steps out. >> that was a quick exit. >> he didn't waste any time. the president's going to start his job-creationour today. he'll be in iowa, minnesota,
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some of that same territory trying to talk up the economy which obviously is going to be the defining issue of the campaign. >> he can't than unpopular because there are at least 1,000 people waiting in line in cannon falls to get tickets. we'll see what he has to say. it's a bital background over there right now. >> 'tis the season. here we go the next 15, 16 months. there was some drama outside of the ohio office of republican house speaker john boehner on sunday. the bomb squad was called in to investigate three suspicious packages and robots blew them up. no action pleasives were found inside, just papers. it was all just a misunderstanding. in lighter news now a bank robber noep known as the bad hair bandit may have struck again. the woman who wears a variety of unattractive wigs is already wanted for 18 bank robberies in oregon and washington state. now she's suspected of making off with more than 1,000 bucks from a bank in butte, montana.
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despite the bizarre getup, the fbi says the bad hair bandit is actually considered dangerous. >> that hair is considered dangerous. i'm sorry, that was an elvis wig in one of those getups. >> that is pretty bad. thank you, thank you very much. >> elvis has left the building. here's your maryland forecast. more rain and flooding in the northeast from new england to the mid-atlantic. showers and thunderstorms along much of the gulf coast. stormy with periods of drenching rain across the rockies and dakotas. large hail from rapid city to bismarck. >> 83 in fargo. 73 in omaha. 70s in boston and new york. 92 in miami, your hometown, right? >> that's right. welcome to miami. >> dallas, hot again, 102. phoenix 106. 88 in sacramento. and a lovely sounding 69 in seattle. >> cool and crisp there. well, here's a familiar problem for retirees. their wives can't stand having them at home. they're just hanging around, getting in the way.
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so richard smith's wife urged him to go back to school. he's now 87. and the oldest person ever to earn a degree from florida international university. >> very cool. smith got his ph.d. in american history over the weekend. he was also a world war ii fighter pilot, a successful business owner, a husband of 34 years. he has three daughters, seven grandchildren, and three great band children. his family says they are very, very proud of him. >> i'm tired just listening to all of that. i feel like i've done nothing with my life at this point. it's dissertation, this is on a civil war politician, john sherman, the brother of general william that couple sa sherman. he wrote it chapter by chapter and typed it. >> he may do more research or start to teach. good for him. a young 87. more "world news now" coming up after the break.
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♪ i'm going to soak up the sun soak up the sun there, we like that song. why not. there are a few short weeks of summer left. hard to believe. you don't want to overdo it, you fanners out there. >> many people do overdo it so the question is, why do so many people keep tanning when they know it's not good for them? are they addicted? t.j. winick reports. >> reporter: what did the actor george hamilton, house speaker john boehner, and snooki all have in common? it's written all over their face. it turns out the desire for that deep, dark tan may be more than just skin-deep. >> what's the first thing you guys are going to do when you get home? >> tanning. >> go tanning. >> reporter: according to a new scientific study, the cast of "jersey shore" aren't just bronze and buffed. they might be addicts.
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>> certain regions of the brain that we know are responsible, partially responsible, for drug and alcohol addiction, seem to have increased blood flow when you put uv light in front of these individuals who are known as frequent tanners. >> reporter: the findings suggest frequent inside tanning meets the medical definition of an addiction. 19-year-old katie donner began tanning when she was in the sixth grade. >> i continued tanning throughout high school. about three times a week. >> reporter: she only stopped when she was diagnosed with melanoma. during the most recent study, a group of frequent tanners agreed to be injected with a radio isotope. it turns out the brain responded in areas that are associated with reward. the same areas activated when someone is administered with a drug or a food like sugar. it could explain why some continue to obsessively tan despite awareness about skin cancer, premature aging, and wrinkles. nearly 30 million americans tan indoors every year. more than 1 million visit tanning salons every day.
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>> we call it tanorexia. what happens is that they're never satisfied with the amount of tan that they have. >> reporter: renowned dermatologist dr. doris day believes tanning could very well be an addiction and says the stakes couldn't be higher. >> the most deadly type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more common in women and kills women predominantly in their 20s. this is a life and death issue for these women. >> reporter: t.j. winick, abc news. >> scary stuff there. they're saying they're not sure it's an addiction as much as it is an obsession. but it's dangerous. >> you feel like you feel better, i understand. >> you like to tan. >> i will wear the sunscreen, i'll stay awayed from sun. we'll be right back. >> i've been working on my tan all my life. announcer: do your part.
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being prepared for emergencies has never been easier. there's a whole world of new gadgets out there to help if the worst happens. the gits busy dick debartolo has brought in toys to demonstrate for thus morning. more than toys, this is stuff that can save your you know what if you're stuck in a crisis. >> absolutely, rob. this is neat uff. freeze dried food is really good in emergencies. but there's no gas, there's no electricity. how do we cook something? this is the mountain oven flameless heating kit. you're throwing a heating pad, you put one pill in plain, ordinary tap water which i've done now. then you just pour this in the oven. >> that's all it takes for a recipe. >> close this and we'll come back here in about a minute and see how the cooking is going and put the meal in. it takes 15 minutes. >> you're cooking with the steam there. >> exactly, exactly. a little chemical reaction
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there. >> we'll revisit that. this is cool, the power dome. >> the power dome. this is really neat. you charar it up. you can see the little gauge going up there. we know we have power. then over here i'm going to tilt it back. you have a flat tire or an air mattress, that's a compressor. >> very cool. >> then we have at the end here, we have a jumper cable at each end. >> wow. >> so if your c c battery dies you can jump start it. over here we have two ac outlets. we have a dc outlet. we have a usb charger. >> where's the microwave or the dish washer? >> the next model.l. there is more. in the back we have a stereo. am/fm radio. i'm going to show you there's an emergency light. >> a blinker as well. >> and a work light. >> beautiful. 100 bucks. not that bad a price for that. >> that's from wagon. wait, we're cooking. >> we are definitely cooking
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there. >> we are already cooking here. you can see. drop this whole meal in, and bam. >> steams it right up. of course one of the big things you need out there, fire. you have no matches. >> it's fire starter. >> be careful. >> i'm not going to -- so what you do, you take one of these, you break it up over some twigs. this is wax cotton. then all you do is you bring this near it and that spark will go. >> then you're cooking. >> yeah, you are. there we go. >> your steam, your fire, you're good to go like a hotel. this over here. digital tv, your old tv is obsolete. >> your portable tv, yes. this is new from rca. this is their higher end. it has an fm tuner, rechargeable batteries. this is under 70. >> not a bad price either.
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leaves this surface three times cleaner than a dishcloth. super clean. super soft. bounty extra soft. in the pink pack. welcome back, everybody. time for "insomniac theater." the movie "the help" came in second at the box office behind "rise of the planet of the apes." >> among those who saw "the help" was jace henderson and he joins us live with his review. >> good morning. >> what'd you you think? >> i think this movie definitely is oscar-worthy.
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>> it's getting a lot of buzz. >> viola davis i think is a name you're going to see as far as best actress possibly. "the help" is an emotionally charged story about an aspiring journalist trying to rise and go against the status quo. and achieve sort of the reality of how -- inequality in a way white house holds treated black housemaids and what their lives were like trying to endure that and their relationships along the way. >> this is a wildly successful book. so you think it twrans lated well into a movie? >> it did. it related -- it was very -- very well put. a lot of people i think liked it. but there's definitely some opinions about it. let's take a listen to what some of those people had to say. >> i loved it. it made meme cry, made me laugh. it also made me think about how strong those women were back in the '60s. it think it sort of needed to be told and i'm thankful to those
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who told it. >> i thought it was touching, it's funny. it just made you feel good. >> i didn't particularly care for the first 20 minutes of it. >> a little slow at the beginning. >> it really -- it was an emotionally engaging movie. >> i think the overall message is, you know, telling. that's a beautiful thing. >> good reviews. >> i gave the movie 4 stars out of 5. i didn't give it the full 5. i did also think the begin was a little slow. they kind of left you hanging a little bit at the end because you don't really know what happened to a lot of the lives of these maids and sort of the effects it took once they actually told their story. >> i have a question about the marketing campaign. because they are doing a full-out blitz. >> they are. >> i feel like they're, see this movie! it's awesome! and you'll cry! did you feel like it was worth the marketing dollars spent? >> i definitely agree. i think there's a lot of marketing that went on behind it. it's definitely something that -- it's amazing acting,
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mazing talent went into this film. >> i like
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this morning on "world news now," market mood swings. why investors and anyone with a savings account may be keeping a very close eye on the markets today. >> and after last week's unpredictable volatility, what can we expect on wall street and your street? it's monday, august 15th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, i'm rob nelson. i have a new partner in crime for the week, miss diana alvear, all the way from l.a., here for the week. >> good to be here. >> welcome aboard. i see you're caffeinated, you're still awake, that's a gogo sign, right? >> i'm awake, yes, i am. >> that's half the battle on
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this shift. >> we have a lot of news to get into. especially on the economy this morning. markets overseas are already reacting to positive news about the japanese economy. is this enough to influence investors here and in europe when there's so much in flux? >> crazy, wild ride all around the world economically. also ahead, the indiana state fair reopens today. but after that deadly stage collapse that killed at least five people, visitors there will attend a memorial while investigators continue their arch for more answers. later this half hour the factory workers who were laid off just to find hours later they won the lottery. what an emotional roller coaster. you're going to see why it's our favorite story of the day. >> hoy how lucky are those guys. >> such a feel-good story. >> perfect, laid off then win the lottery. before all of that, asian markets are higher this morning on word the japanese economy is acacally in better shape than previously thought. >> that could be a good omen for investors here at home as wall street opens after last week's roller coaster. abc's david muir has more details on the economic outlook. >> reporter: it was a wild ride.
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the dow with those extreme swings of more than 400 points, every day for four straight days. even after all of that tumult we'll begin this week with the dow up 1.5%, down 175 points from where it began before that roller coaster ride. investors and everyday americans will be watching their 401(k)s very closely again thihiweek, concerned about a possible second recession. while at the same time asking financial advisers, is this the time to buy, are stocks so beaten down they're actually now a bargain? there's also a silver lining. a couple of them, in fact. the price of oil down by 15% since july, which will bring gas prices down and quickly. by asthma some estimates a gallon of gas could drop 50 cents in the next month.some es gas could drop 50 cents in the next month. >> that's very important about how quickly something like a fall in energy prices can affect your budget. >> reporter: then there's gold. so many investors turning to it
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as a safe haven. now comes word from ebay sales of gold skyrocketing. rising 11% from when the market first showed jitters earlier this month. and continued to rise just last week. ebay has launched a separate area for buyers and sellers of gold. david muir, abc news, new york. >> here's a sign of the times for you. apparently the sales of home vaults like safes for your home are like way up. people are moving to gold, they're literally taking their cash out of the market. >> you're not supposed to stuff the mattress but now we're being told, yes, stuff the mattress, go ahead and do it. >> it's crazy. safes for your home, sales of those things are flying off the shelves now. >> just keep it in cash. if you have the caca. >> if you have it, a big if these days. gold is not the only metal that's soaring in value these days. copper is too. that's why thieves made off with some of the vintage copper gutters and drain spouts from a church in tacoma, washington. some church members made the difficult decision to have them removed and recycled instead of struggling to protect them.. copper scrap sells for about four bucks a pound. police in los angeles county
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say the theft of a rembrandt drawing was a professional job. the lithograph called "the judgment" was valued at more than $250,000. it disappeared from a private art exhibit at the ritz-carlton hotel. when a guest distracted the curator. the indiana state fair reopens on a somber note this morning as victims of this weekend's accident are remembered. five people were killed when a sudden gust of wind brought down a concert stage. abc's t.j. winick takes a look at how this tragedy unfolded. >> reporter: anticipation turned to devastation. when the masasve stage came crashing down on concertgoers saturday night at the indiana state fair. >> i just saw people running. and people -- next thing you know, you look back and there's people underneath the stage trying to get out. >> reporter: these pictures captured the chaotic aftermath. thousands of pounds of lights and sound equipment blown over by a ferocious but isolated gust
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of wind. >> what's remarkable about this is virtually throughout the rest of the fairgrounds, the midway particularly, there were no damages to structures there. >> reporter: the crowd had been warned thunderstorms were approaching, that they may have to evacuate. still, the same announcer said concert organizers hoped the show would go on, so many stayed put. two minutes later, just before 9:0000.m., it was too late. >> the funnel cloud came in and all of a sudden it started twirling around. and next thing i looked over my shoulder, and the stand started coming down. >> reporter: the fair was closed as osha and the state fire marshal investigated, looking into how safely that steel scaffolding was constructed. this was the stage an hour before the collapse. officials insist no one could have foreseen the tragedy. some who were thereraren't so sure. in the pandemonium there were countless acts of bravery. many in the audience trying to lift debris off their fellow hoosiers.
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12,000 fans had been waiting to see the country music duo sugarland. soon after, a posting on the band's website was simply titled "your prayers needed." the national weather service confirms that the fair staff contacted them four times between 5:30 and 8:00 at night and the audience was told severe weather was coming through. but because they were not ordered into a shelter, many felt like it was a bit of a mixed message. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >> awful story. in other news now, two people are dead after a small plane crash in alaska. the cessna took off from the town of mcgrath on saturday night and went down in rough terrain. two teachers and two children from a remote alaskan village managed to survive, however, the pilot and one teacher were both killed. switching to politics, president obama heads to the midwest today trying to counter some of the negative buzz being generated by the republican presidential candidates. and one of those candidates, congresswoman michele bachmann, has gained some major momentum
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with a win in the iowa straw poll. abc's david kerley reports. >> reporter: it really was a pretty amazing weekend. a complete reset of the republican race for the white house. with michele bachmann winning that straw poll, she won it strong enough that tim pawlenty pulled out. bachmann was on a tv victory lap of sorts sunday after winning the e g straw poll in iowa. >> obama is my strategy. i intend to be the nominee of the republican party and to take him on and to defeat him in 2012. >> reporter: but it wasn't really the straw poll that reshaped the race as much as texas governor rick perry declaring his candidacy. he will challenge bachmann for the social conservative vote. >> and with your help, with the grace of god, we will get america working again. >> reporter: iowa is about to get crowded. coming up, a terrible week of downgrades and dow gyrations. president obama is ready to punch back against the republicans as he hits t t campaign trail. it will be minnesota today and then mr. obama headsdsnto iowa for a bus tour. in fact, he will be crisscrossing the state in his
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bus at the exact same time that rick perry is cruising the iowa interstates in his own bus. >> this is a president who needs to get back on his feet, change the discussion, change the focus from all the things that washington is doing wrong and take it directly out to the people. >> reporter: this is a new gallup poll, shows the president's approval rating has dropped below 40% for the first time during his presidency. only 39% of those polled approve of the job the president is doing. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> even though we've got those low approval numbers for the president he's still pretty popular in camden falls, minnesota. more than 1,000 people stood in line to get tickets to see the president. he's going to get a warm reception there, you would think. >> he has a lot of convincing to do. poll numbers have dropped too. it's been a brutal couple of months in washington. so we will see. now everyone's kind of focusing on the republicans and bachmann and perry. >> it's all about the economy right now. >> it is. >> that's what they're talking about. >> will be until next november, that's for sure.
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we'll see where it goes, getting interesting. the weather, always interesting as well. here's your monday forecast now. after a weekend of record downpours, the northeast gets a few more inches of rain. a wet one in new york the last 24 hours. showers and thunderstorms for much of florida, new orleans and houston. also some rain in the rockies. severe storms with hail in the dakotas and showers around seattle. >> 90 in billings. 88 in salt lake city. 75 in portland. sounds nice. 80s in the twin cities, chicago and detroit. 78 here in new york. very rainy. 88 in atlanta. 94 in n w orleans. new orleans. >> the southern drawl, new orleans. all right, golf's last major tournament of the year was one full of firsts. tour rookie keegan bradley was five shots off the lead at the pga championship with three holes to go. >> and that is when jason dufner decided to throw the lead away with a monumental meltdown. he and bradley needed three extra playoff holes to decide the winner. >> that is when bradley took
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control in his first-ever majojo 25-year-old keegan bradley wins the title by one stroke. >ow. >> man, big money, big win, at a very young age. and get this one. tiger woods missed the cut and finished out of the top 100 in a major for the first time ever. >> talk about a dude who's not having a good couple of weeks either. his endorsement deals are droppingngeft and right. he can't get a break. >> he can't get a deal, he's not the same athlete he was. >> where's the tiger in tiger woods right now? >> lots of theories on that one. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this.
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♪ i'm every woman i'm going to do it, rob, i'm going to do it. >> go for it. here we go. >> it takes a confident lady to claim -- ♪ i'm every woman >> you captured it, oh, yeah. >> ears are bleeding. here's the problem. confidence what is many women and girls lack when it comes to their bodies. >> of course that has a lot to do with how women are portrayed in the media. a new website seeks to change perceptions about what is real. abc's meg oliver has the details. >> reporter: these are the images of women we are bombarded by every day. impossibly slim. impeccably toned. these are images of real women with real bodies. size 6, size 10, size 12. >> it's good, it's a step in the right direction and it's showing people what an average woman would look like, what real bodies are like.
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and they can still be beautiful. >> these are probably more realistic, average women that e sees on the streets that maybe just don't have that super-skinny aspect that certainly runway models have. >> reporter: these real women are popoing images of themselves on a new website. mybodygallery.com. the goal, to provide a database of what real bodies look like. >> the thing that's great about this website is that they can get an accurate picicre of what they look like. and most girls who try it out are actually wrong, by the way. they think they're fatter than they are. >> reporter: women, we all know, may lie about their sizes. those we know because they're famous and those we know in real life. experts say this has skewed our perception of what a normal body looks like. >> we're completely confused about what's normal-looking. i think there are a range of body types out there. but there's a very narrow definition of beauty in our media. >> reporter: the website provides anonymity in order to ensure honesty and lets you search by size, weight or height
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to see what a woman your size really looks like. women often leave comments about their issues as well. one writes, i am almost 60 years old and have spent a lifetime not being happy with the way i look. another writes, i too have a turbulent relationship with my body. >> this is a pretty good website. especially if it's to help girls out there just to see what kind of body types are out there. i wouldn't mind posting a picture myself if it contributes to that. >> here's something interesting about this website. okay, no, i'm not going to sing again. here's the interesting part about it is that the overwhelming majority of these pictures, they're anonymous, but some women posted their own names and are like, here i am. >> i respect that. >> love all of this, this curvaceousness. >> i really want you to sing again but we're out of time. i'm going to get t tit before the week is over. coming up next, high-profile couples with new bundles of joy. celebrity baby boom. >> loads of babies. is jennifer aniston putting more skin in "the skinny"? stay tuned. you love that, i know you do.
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fedel studenaid madeit possibleo complete her degree,for my sist college, and for me to go as well. my name is ben, andthis is my s.
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and speaking of skinny. >> we have a lot to get to. >> storks working overtime in hollywood and new york. talk about babies. hilary duff, who we agreed would still seem like a kid to us, she's pregnant. cash warren and jessica alba who you like so much, she just had a baby. and tina fey, congratulations, penelope athena joins big sister alice. that's a lot of babies there. >> a lot of baby news. also on top of that, we have a lot of wedding news as well. a lot of folks tying the knot. this one surprised me, though. from "the view," joy behar who's been with her man steve for 29 years. >> i know. and always said, i'm not getting married, there's no point. she's divorced. she got married on friday. the next day, sherri shepherd, -host on "the view," she gets married to television writer lamar salley in her hometown of chicago. on top of that, brooke burke and who i think is one of the hottest women on the planet, "dancing with the stars," yes,
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she got married to david charvet. they've been engaged for several years, have two kids together. she's married. tara reid, shockingly, stayed sober long enough to exchange vows with somebody. >> that's just mean. it would be funny if it wasn't true. she got engaged to a danish businessman named michael. heather locklear, she got engaged to actor and singer jack wagner who you m m remember from "melrose place." >> singing to her she's all he needs. ♪ all i need >> isn't that cute? they go to the same hairdresser. it was meant to be. >> are you going to sing this song? >> i'm not going to sing anymore. >> oh, very nice, all right. >> i'm not going to sing, i'm going to talk about pippppa middleton's butt. >> let's discuss that, get into that. >> stop the train. breaking news alert. that butt, that butt you see right there that got her so famous, might be padded. >> what? >> that is the rumor. >> scandal. really? >> yes, yes. they are questioning whether that's actually pippa's real bootyliciousness.
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you care to differ with her bootyliciousness. >> i just think there are better booties. i don't know why everyone's going gaga over this one with j. lo and beyonce around. >> she's the princess of booty over there. there's an entire facebook page devoted to her butt. >> i don't get it. >> see? >> that's nothing special. and now it may not even be real. >> right, well, according to her it's all pilates. according to very mean people in england it's all the padding. >> who's reporting? is this a prude or rumors out there? >> i don't know who's reporting. is that important? >> it's rumors at this point. >> what's awesome is they're questioning if her butt is padded. >> i love it. all things must come down. last thing here. ben stiller actually has a very cool charitable organization devoted to impoverished schools around the country. he figures, how do i get people to donate to this thing? he's calling it the jennifer aniston naked foundation which is how you can look for it on facebook or the website.
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>> that's a charitable cause. >> he figures that is a charitable cause. brilliant stroke. >> rob's got his checkbook out. >> i will give every dime i have to that cause.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. gary giordano who's held in the misdemeanor of robyn g gdner is held in court today. gardner disappeared 12 days ago. as the fighting between libyan forces and rebels heats up, there are now reports moammar gadhafi and anti-government leaders are negotiating. gadhafi though denies any talks. ousted egyptian leader hosni mubarak returns to court today. he's charged in the killing of anti-government protesters. there's that thing? >> a little demonstration right here. thth is how you get welcomed to this show. it's our favorite -- a little slow -- favorite story of the day. >> do it again, do it again. >> this is our -- beautiful -- story of the day.
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>> i got this thing. >> you're in shape now. >> this is a pretty easy one because a bunch of co-workers north of the border win the lottery at just the right time. it's awesome. dan kloeffler reports. >> reporter: the chances of smiling on the same day you lose your job are probably about the same as, well, winning the lottery. but for this group of 18 assemblymen, the odds were in their favor. >> i was in disbelief for about 20 minutes. >> i'm still shaking. >> reporter: for five years, these workers pooled their cash for a weekly lottery ticket hoping to strike it rich. on wednesday, the day of the drawing, a bombshell from their employer. the plant was shutting down and they'd be without a job within weeks. but just as reality was hitting them, a stroke of luck. their weekly quick pick ticket matched every number for that day's drawing. a $7 million payout. trumped the news they were all getting pink slips, each man losing their job. but walking away with nearly $400,000 each.
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not a bad severance package. >> being told to go home, it doesn't set a great tone as well. since what's happened, nothing but smiles as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: the obvious, paying off bills and booking vacations, are in their futures. but after losing their livelihoods these men are finding a fresh start in their winnings. >> i'm going to take this opportunity and actually better myself and then move forward into something i would like to do. >> 24 hours ago would have been an extravagant 18-year-old scotch, which now for the rest of my life will probably be something that i'll never touch again. because it's not good enough. >> reporter: dan kloeffler, abc news, new york. >> get your drink on. he was wasting no time. >> have the scotch, literally, drink on, brother, driri on. >> $5. can we spend it all on starbucks? >> get that pack of gum you'd always dreamed of. >> what would you do with $1 million? >> i wouldn't work in the middle of the night. >> i would. >> you lie.
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